• Membership

    How CREW Works for You

    Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County (CREW-Orange County) is a professional organization providing its members with a network to strengthen and extend business relationships and form valuable personal contacts. Discover the many benefits available to you as a member of CREW-Orange County.

    Networking

    CREW-Orange County sponsors social and members only events throughout the year to promote networking. Come experience the energizing effect of association with strong, professional women in the same field and it's a great way to develop lasting personal and/or professional friendships.

    Informative Programs

    Thought provoking programs provide a public forum for discussion of significant issues affecting commercial real estate while offering the opportunity to expand your business network.

    Business and Career Development Opportunities

    CREW-Orange County provides information on industry developments and business opportunities through its local and regional contacts and its affiliation with CREW Network

    National Network

    Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate. More than 9,000 members represent nearly every discipline within the industry and are located in more than 70 major markets across North America.

    CREW Network seeks to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by focusing on fulfilling four key initiatives: business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach.

    Levels of Membership

    Regular Member - Membership in CREW-Orange County is limited to professionals whose major source of income is derived from commercial real estate. Membership requires five years of recent experience, and active involvement in a decision or deal making capacity, in a qualified commercial real estate field. Applicants must provide two professional references and be sponsored by two regular CREW members. Attendance at two meetings is required. Annual dues $325.

    Associate Member - Individuals with less than five years of recent experience, but at least one year of experience, in commercial real estate can join as an associate member. Associate members have all the benefits of regular membership except that an associate member cannot hold a board position or chair a committee. Annual dues $325.

    CREW Network Chapter (Other) - Member of another CREW Network Chapter. Membership requires payment of local chapter dues, exclusive of the portion that is paid to CREW Network.

    Emerging Leaders Scholarship - Continuing Emerging Leaders Committee Members who have been active on the Emerging Leaders Committee the previous year are eligible for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship which may be applied to annual membership dues. The scholarship amount is for $125. Attendance at monthly Emerging Leaders Committee meetings and active participation in Emerging Leaders events planning are minimum requirements for Scholarship eligibility and recipients must be 35 & under and will be determined on a case by case basis. Complete date of birth is required when applying. Applicants for the Emerging Leader scholarship must meet the following requirements:

    • Must have attended at least 75% of the monthly meetings the prior year
    • Must have attended at least 2 EL hosted events the prior year
    • Make a commitment to continue the same level of involvement

    Affiliate Sponsor Member - An Affiliate Sponsor Member is an individual who is not employed in a qualified commercial real estate field but provides goods or services relating to commercial real estate. All other requirements of membership must generally be satisfied and in addition the Affiliate Sponsor Member (or their employer) must sponsor at a level set annually by the CREW-OC Board. To apply, both a sponsorship registration and a membership application must be completed. Please visit our Sponsorship page for more information. Annual dues begin at $1,100.
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